As Joy comes from the heart and deals with things far deeper and more vast and lasting than physical pleasures, Happiness on the other hand stems from just that, physical pleasures and is far more fleeting than Joy. I think this poem sums it up.
Do you have anything to add? How do these words and their pattern make you feel or think?
Gold dripping from my fingers pooling round
my dancing feet,
sparkling upward in my smile
like a song bird woven crown.
Reaching, reaching outward bound
wishing for the miles
to lessen haste and reward me
with a silver isle.
Glittering jewel like a sparkling star
in my palm of flesh,
evoking wonder, torn asunder
any sadness trying to mar.
Leaping and twirling cross meadows
filled with flower hues ,
like butterfly wings oh mind be free
and grasses grace an earthen cello.
My heart immersed in happiness,
filling up with every dream realized,
into an eye of the sun
we swim through seasons giddiness.
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